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AO 2005 court 'bounciness'

I'm a bit appalled at the bounciness of the AO 2005 courts. I've never seen balls bounce that high and players reach so many otherwise unreachable drops. I like slow courts, but this is exaggerated: courts shouldn't be trampolines either.
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As long as its consistant I have no problem with the bounce
It makes for some really interesting rallies - see the Hewitt vs Blake match yesterday
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yeah the balls go so high but Patty said that the courst are a bit faster . estrange

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Turns out to be a nightmare for volleyers. Poor Taylor Dent didn't stand a chance. Agassi
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Alicia's serve seems to go well on it, especially her big bouncers and kickers.

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its strange. Smashnova will use it against Vee today she will bounce those balls HIGH to keap Vee in the line i think that Vee can use this match to "train" her forehand and her power as she used it in Berlim last year

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I agree it can be a fun surface, but boy some players will miss it when they're back on real concrete.
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post #8 of 25 (permalink) Old Jan 21st, 2005, 11:41 AM
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The friction of the court affects the horizontal bounce of the ball. So for Rebound Ace the more sand you put in it, the slower the ball will travel after bouncing.
Then there's the vertical bounce of the ball which is affected by the stiffness of the surface. The harder the surface the higher the ball will bounce.
Officials at Melbourne Park insist they have made the courts faster this year by altering both factors.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/sportacademy/h...00/4161125.stm
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Cool info... well then I guess there's a tad too much sand. Some balls that should die bounce back at net height.
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why is it appalling??? i mean, it strange thats about it. why the hate for the extra bounce?rallies last longer and it tests the stamina of the players.

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yeah the balls go so high but Patty said that the courst are a bit faster . estrange
The outside courts are a bit faster than last year, but still 20-30% slower than 2000. Rod Laver is slow as piss after the court was layed so it was like playing uphill at one end. It had to be re-surfaced a few weeks before the tournament
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The outside courts are a bit faster than last year, but still 20-30% slower than 2000. Rod Laver is slow as piss after the court was layed so it was like playing uphill at one end. It had to be re-surfaced a few weeks before the tournament
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By the way, Jim Courier and John Alexander were discussing the court speed tonight...more people to add to the list of who wants faster courts
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i dont understand it. i mean wimbledon and USO are fast, let there be 2 slow courts tto balance it out. geezz!i've heard people complain that the slices dont work cuz the bounces and that its unfair because it hurts those who use the slice as a weapon. the same can be said about the clay cuz it blunts power and some players rely on power to win matches.

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Yes, slices are hampered but most of all volleys. You really have to take ALL the speed out of it to make a volley winner on this surface.

Again, it's not the speed I find disturbing - I like slow courts - it's the 'bounciness'. High bounces serve nobody right.
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